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Professional Writing Minor

Berks College (PWRIT)
Penn State Altoona
University College, Penn State Hazleton

The minor in Professional Writing is intended to prepare students from all degree programs within the Berks College (with the exception of the major in Professional Writing) to write effectively in a variety of workplace and academic settings. Theory courses provide the necessary background to help students understand and appreciate the larger issues surrounding the writing and reading of texts. At the same time, practice-oriented courses draw upon the strategies and techniques of practicing writers outside and inside of the University, including workshops, peer conferencing, collaborative writing, portfolio preparation, and internships.

Students may not count courses used to satisfy General Education Writing/Speaking Skills.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


ENGL 211W(3) (Sem: 3-6)

Select 15 credits from the following:
CAS 214(3), COMM 260W(3), COMM 320(3), COMM 370(3), ENGL 110(2-6), ENGL 212(3), ENGL 213(3),ENGL 215(3), ENGL 250(3), ENGL 415(3), ENGL 416(3), ENGL 417(3), ENGL 418(3), ENGL 419(3), ENGL 420(3), ENGL 421(3), ENGL 471(3), ENGL 472(3), ENGL 473(3), ENGL 474(3), ENGL 480(3), ENGL 491(3), ENGL 495(3), ENGL 497(3) (Sem: 3-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 40-04-021

Review Date: 01/10/2012



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